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Well, today I called the cable company and asked them to reduce my basic cable ($31.00) a month to bare bones cable, limited, for $10.95 a month.
My kids will probably have a fit, but they don't watch tv all that much in the summer and we still get a few of the cable channels minus Nickolodean and MTV (which I can do nicely without!) My 14 year old son had promised to help pay the extra $20.00 cable but hasn't yet. He has a part time lawn care business and everytime he earns a few extra dollars he blows it! Last night our church had a sneak preview carnival and there he was blowing money right and left, and I know he had just earned $50.00 from helping a friend baling hay. I thought, ok, goodbye to cable! This weekend I'm subbing on a paper route for 2 days $55.00 or so extra to earn, and that's going toward cc debt again!I have tried to teach my 14 yr old how to save money,and be more careful spending but he doesn't listen (typical teenager) The cable is going on Tuesday and he will have a fit. But, he's had 4 weeks to come up with the extra, that was our agreement! He's mad at me for getting rid of the cell phone a few months ago but that was $42.00 a month I didn't need! He liked to use it and his friends would call on it a lot! I decided it was more of a nuisance so cell phone went "adios" also. I owe about 6,000 in cc (due to my own stupidity) and my goal is to be debt free by Jan 2003! I probably sound like a mean Mom, but I'm divorced, trying to raise 2 kids on my own and it's a struggle! My $22,000 a year job (and limited child support) doesn't cut it, so no more living high on the hog for me! I'm determined to get out of debt! Allison
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